Were you fishing near the dam? channel? I was there a couple nights ago and saw a few nice ones caught on boat around 8p-9p
Really windy for this first timer. Anchor would not hold but that helped slow down the jig and minnow. Caught 2 20"+ on jigs and 1 22" on a lindy rig with a floating jig and minnow. Many thanx to the Swamp Donkey for deadly minnows and the information to catch fish.
As long as you drain the water out should be fine. Or if u do always could keep it in the garage for the night should be warmer in there than out side. Never had a problem with mine. But I keep it in the garage un heated all year long. 3 car.
Wind was horrible. Jig and minnows caught..............Nada. Cranks caught.........Nada. Will try again next week. Oh and Btw Docks are in at DQ launch. Good luck!
Tried casting cranks from a couple of different areas of the park. Accidentally snagged a few whitefish. No walleye. The water is VERY clear. The catch of the day was a huge X-Rap. Around 2:30ish the wind really picked up. Didn't see anyone else catch anything.
I have never ever winterized any of my boats. Use them all year long.
After fishing and pulled out of the water lower your unit and let the
water drain out. I do start mine momentarily and then turn right back
off which you dont have to do. Dont want to start a big debate either
so to eachs own as its your boat not mine. Never a problem.
Ps. fished sunday and was super slow vs. the norm and weather was
great and current nil to none.
Motor trolling is permitted. See page 72 of regs book. Fox River to dam has same rules as Lake Michigan. Also there are people in the parks 24/7 this time of year. Also see the note on the included picture that says a paper copy of your license must be carried while fishing Lake Michigan, which the river up to dam is considered. Good luck!
Yes people troll the river in spring. Just go down stream away from the crowds and be respectful to the other fishermen.
Was out Sunday afternoon. Wasn't fast and furious but got into a decent amount pitching jigs downstream mostly. Tried vertical jigging with the crowds up by the dam with little success. Nothing over 20 for me yet.